Tigers finish strong
October 22, 2015
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Tigers finish strong

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor

marla@southerntorch.com

Valley Head 55-Jacksonville Christian 44

It was Homecoming for Valley Head this week.  Young and old were gathered to support their Tigers.  They were hoping for a great game and they were not disappointed

Valley Head got on the board first with 5:05 left in the first quarter with a 21-yard touchdown by Devin Leps.  The PAT was good.  Jacksonville Christian scored next with a 36-yard touchdown.  The point after attempt failed making the score 7-6, going into the second quarter.

Jacksonville Christian scored first in second quarter off with a 43-yard touchdown with 2:55 remaining.   The two-point conversion attempt was successful making the score 14-7.  With 2:55 remaining in the half, Valley Head scored on a 19-yard touchdown by Devin Leps.  Going into the half, Jacksonville led the Valley Head Tigers, 14-13.

The third quarter kept the scorekeeper busy. Jacksonville Christian scored with 10:32 left on a 45-yard touchdown.  Valley Head quickly answered back with a 36-yard touchdown by Devin Leps with 9:45 remaining.  With 6:04 left in the third, Jacksonville Christian scored on a 4-yard touchdown.  With 5:26 remaining, the Tigers cashed in on another touchdown, making the score 27-25.

The fourth quarter was a scoring frenzy.  With 11:20 left in the game, Leps darted into the endzone with a 3-yard run.  The score was now 33-27.  With 9:31 left, Jacksonville Christian scored on a 21-yard run.  Leps answered back for the Tigers with a 60-yard stampede into the end zone.  The 2-point conversion was good.  Jacksonville Christian tried to jump ahead with a 4-yard dash into the endzone with 6:32 remaining but Valley Head blocked the punt, making the score 41-40.  Luke Nix got on the scoring train for Valley Head with a 13-yard run, for Valley Head, with only 2:10 left in the game.  Valley Head scored one more time on a 7-yard run and the 2-point conversion was good.  Final score was Valley Head 55, Jacksonville Christian 40.  Devin Leps was the Southern Torch Standout of the Game.  Valley Head will travel to Woodville, Friday night.

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